Australia: Copyright - Secondary Infringement by Authorization - Hyper-Linking

Entertainment Law Review, Vol. 18, No. 3, 2007

U of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper No. 298

6 Pages Posted: 27 Nov 2007

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Jason John Bosland

University of Melbourne - Centre for Media and Communications Law ; University of Melbourne

Robin W. Wright

University of Melbourne - Centre for Media and Communications Law ; Swinburne University of Technology

Abstract

Comments on the Australian Full Federal Court judgment in Universal Music Australia Pty Ltd v. Cooper on whether a website proprietor committed secondary copyright infringement by authorizing infringement, if the website contained hyper-links to copyright recorded music, which the website users downloaded without the copyright proprietor's consent. Discusses whether the website proprietor had the power to prevent copyright infringement. Considers whether the website was designed specifically to facilitate the unlawful downloading of music.

Keywords: hyperlink, copyright, music, Universal Music Australia Pty Ltd v. Cooper

JEL Classification: K11

Suggested Citation

Bosland, Jason John and Bosland, Jason John and Wright, Robin W. and Wright, Robin W., Australia: Copyright - Secondary Infringement by Authorization - Hyper-Linking. Entertainment Law Review, Vol. 18, No. 3, 2007, U of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper No. 298, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1032757

Jason John Bosland (Contact Author)

University of Melbourne - Centre for Media and Communications Law ( email )

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University of Melbourne ( email )

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Robin W. Wright

University of Melbourne - Centre for Media and Communications Law ( email )

Victoria 3010
Australia

Swinburne University of Technology ( email )

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3122 Victoria, Victoria 3122
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